Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

4.4
8442 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Located in historic Old Town Alexandria behind the Torpedo Factory, Chart House is the area’s only waterfront dining location. It boasts panoramic views of the Potomac River, Woodrow Wilson Bridge & the U.S. Capitol Building. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 29 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From fresh seafood specialties to succulent steaks, our renowned chefs have tailored a menu to complement local cuisine while introducing a hint of the exotic. Choose from our famous entrées such as Macadamia Crusted Mahi, New Wave Surf & Turf & our slow roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines, & decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake. Waterfront dining at its best!
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WL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Everything except for the prime rib being over cooked was wonderful.

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JJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! The service was and the food was exceptional.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 5ambience 5

I called Chart House TWICE and spoke to a staff member TWICE regarding the menu for "Restaurant Week" on Sunday, January 20, 2019. I was assured both times that a LUNCH RESTAURANT WEEK menu would be offered when we arrived for our reservation at noon. INSTEAD, our party of four was offered a brunch menu, a regular menu and a "Restaurant Week" DINNER menu for $35.00 per person. A "Restaurant Week' LUNCH menu is supposed to cost $15.00 per person. Our experience was a clear case of BAIT AND SWITCH which is unethical and probably illegal. I was embarrassed because I was in charge of making the dining arrangements for the four of us (which is why I called TWICE.)

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K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

We asked for a quiet booth to celebrate our anniversary- I reiterated our request to the hostess and she told us she would give us a quiet table. instead we were sat next to a loud group of 15 people celebrating a birthday. It was obnoxious and ruined our experience. Very very disappointing.

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E
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience!

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HD
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I usually love Chart House Alexandria. This time the food was....off. My fish was over cooked. My wife’s shrimp were over cooked as well. I hope this was just a “one off”.

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J
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I went to this at opentable week. Not bad but not so recommendable because the main menu was disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All I can say is Awesome Ny strip 💋💋💋💋

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RS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

We arrived for our 7:15 reservation and were seated by 7:30. Two in our party ordered soup and the salad bar while the other ordered Seared Tuna and the salad bar. The salad bar was pitiful and I had to find our wait person and tell her to light a fire in the back to get it restocked. Someone immediately came out to restock from refrigerators below but we were left standing there waiting for this to be completed. It was far to early for the salad bar to look as though the restaurant had closed for the evening.

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S
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Arrived at the restaurant during restaurant week and seated promptly. We did have a reservation. Then we sat and sat and sat. Flagged someone down and still sat and sat and sat. Not even a water while we waited. About 45 minutes later we left. So, unfortunately we can not provide a review of their food. One star for the view, which was beautiful.

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ME
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Chart House has been a favorite of mine for years but I think this may be my last visit. Seafood was good but the salad bar - which used to be a headliner was average at best - many of the items from yrs past taken out so definitely not worth the extra $10.00. All in all, it's gone down from yrs past - way too pricey for what you're getting. disappointed.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner during Restaurant Week. Enjoyed our meal by a table overlooking the water and fireside. Haven’t been to a Chart House in years and our visit didn’t disappoint!

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ML
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The “Restaurant Week” prix-fixe menu was a great value, and very nice selection of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Service and seating were notable, views of the National Harbor Wheel at night was a great plus.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very chain vibe - food was just okay service was great overall 3.5

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C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time with my family. The waiter was very courteous and helpful. I recommend this restaurant for the wonderful food, the atmosphere, and the quality service.

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EE
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We went on restaurant week, and the menu they have for that wasn't worth it. We have to think twice before doing it again.

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PF
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food, amazing view, great atmosphere. Cannot recommend this highly enough, though it is a bit pricey.

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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our dinner there was absolute perfection! From the moment we walked in, we felt instant amaze and we were welcomed by a very outgoing, happy staff. We are going to be dining here again very soon! Food and our server Taylor were INCREDIBLE!

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MB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect for our second date. We definitely Love the ambience of the place.

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m
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No matter what the weather you can’t beat a window seat. View was phenomenal. Food and drinks were fantastic!

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JD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a date night at the Chart House - food was great, drink options were excellent. We sat at a window table looking out at the Potomac and it was a nice night.

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E
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was terrific and the server was most outstanding. He was perfect.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We went to the Chart House because of a "Date Night" promotion from the corporate owners. The view, the food, the service were all first rate.

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CB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service, food quality, and atmosphere for celebrating wife's birthday. Nice touch with signed birthday card! Will definitely be coming back.

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DN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner for 4 on a Friday night. Service was amazing... very knowledgeable servers, and, of course, the food is outstanding.

We had two shrimp dishes (fresca and coconut), and both were done perfectly with good flavors and presentation. The waitress recommended snapper because the flounder was sold out, and it was an excellent recommendation. One guest does not like seafood, so we can attest to the phenomenal beef filet, as well.

Quiet with good views by the window.

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MA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The recent dinner experience was much better than a previous lunch during which the
food was quite poor. All the diners on this occasion enjoyed the meal, the table location
and the general atmosphere. The server was attentive and pleasant as well.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and ambiance for your special occasion.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Chart House has improved dramatically and I’m better for it.

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NL
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great way to start 2019! As always, delicious food in a wonderful atmosphere.

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WB
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had minimal wait for table. Food was delicious except the rolls were commercial that you would purchase at grocery store. Service was excellent.

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I
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food not as good as before. We used to go here frequently for special occasion but our recent visits have been disappointing. Ambience, service quality remains excellent but food quality has deteriorated. On our last visit, we ordered crab cake and salmon sandwiches, and salad. The only redeeming portion was the salad bar and their sweet potato fries.

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M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service, good food, good selection, good seats - that about covers it. For me, the service anywhere I go, makes or breaks a meal. Our service was once again, top flight. Pleasant, funny, attentive, knowledgeable and helpful. Not only was it New Years Day, it’s our daughter’s birthday. Chart House is always at the top of the list when I ask my family where they want to go.

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DI
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Staff couldn’t be nicer or more accommodating.

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ZD
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful place to visit! Great food, friendly staff, peaceful atmosphere!

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LS
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Service very slow because server had many tables Server came by occasionally to say bread, food was coming...

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F
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chart House was a wonderful experience. My friends and I had wonderful seating by the window and fireplace. Food was excellent. The service was truly outstanding. Would definitely come back to the Chart House for dinner.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husband Birthday

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BK
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an delightful family gathering that was made even more enjoyable because of the breathtaking waterfront view, amazing salad bar, and outstanding customer service. We will most definitely visit again.

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TE
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It had been a while in eating at Chart House. Very nice atmosphere. Only disappointment was the salad bar. We think the Cesar salad had sat out for a bit.

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CJ
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Weekend Brunch with our 93 year old Mom. This is always a favorite.

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